2 HVTs fall in anti-drug stings

TWO high-value targets (HVTs) were arrested in separate anti-drug operations in Zamboanga City and in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, a top police official announced Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Police Brigadier General Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan, Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula director, identified the arrested suspects as Rodgine Valiente, 26; and Paul John Cabilin, 31.

Ylagan said Valiente was arrested in a buy-bust operation around 2:35 p.m. Friday in Sitio Camias in Curuan village, Zamboanga City.

Recovered from Valiente, a top 10 priority, were some P5,500 worth of suspected shabu, P200 marked money and illegal drug paraphernalia.

Ylagan said Cabilin was arrested in a buy-bust operation around 7:30 p.m. Friday in Purok Mangga in Larayan village, Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte.

Seized from Cabilin, a high-value individual Level II, were some P2,925 worth of suspected shabu, P300 marked money and illegal drug paraphernalia.

Ylagan said the suspects were detained while formal charges are set to be filed against them.


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